On the Border was created to bring contemporary Welsh poets together with their peers from Elsewhere.

Our intention is to present the finest poets in engaging, powerful and stimulating combinations.
The emphasis is on accessible poetry, inspiring poets and compelling readings – all of which add up to a great night out.
If you don’t know the world of contemporary poetry, this series promises a rich and entertaining introduction.
If poetry is an old love, there could be no better way to get back in touch.
Join us. Make a date with the extraordinary.

Readings take place at

Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, South Wales NP16 5HJ

Click here for a map, information about the venue, event timings, car parking and other practicalities

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“Poetry is not for wimps”

Gwyneth Lewis

NaCOT (The National Centre for the Oral Tradition) is a newly formed registered charity (charity number 1144493) formed to celebrate and further the oral tradition. In the UK we have a National Theatre, National Museum, National Libraries, National Film School and numerous national stadia but we have nothing for the spoken-word-tradition that has carried our culture for 40,000 years

On the Border gratefully acknowledges the support of Literature Wales, the Welsh literature promotion agency and society for authors.

For more information, please email William Ayot at info@poetryontheborder.org

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